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exhibited the worst cliches of CIty employment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 3, 2019
DOT was the quintessential civil service type environment: big on procedure and small on thinking and initiative. Managers were predominantly more concerned with their power over subordinates and fawning over their superiors. It was incredibly stressful due to the pettiness of some many people.
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Minorities should look elsewhere
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 16, 2019
Workplace culture is one that is not supportive of Black public servants moving into leadership roles. Alot more oversight is needed to ensure that their is fairness in how new opportunities are provided to staff and they have an ability to attend conferences and professional development opportunities. Many persons without needed experience are elevated to positions of power which they then abuse.
Pros
high visibility projects
Cons
poor work culture
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5.0
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Productive and Helpful work environment
Application Developer Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 15, 2019
* Weekly meetings are held in order to keep track of team progress.
* Special attention is given to the interns to make sure they are learning new skills.
* Interns are provided with project mentors.
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4.0
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Civil Service
Quality Assurance Inspector (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 20, 2018
Great place to start your roots in a career!

Be certain to take all of the Civil Service exams that are available to you.

Internal movement is available too.
Pros
weekends off
Cons
payscale
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5.0
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Good place to work, friendly environment
Steamfitter (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYDecember 16, 2018
worked with knowledgeable tradesman in all forms of trades. learned from each other and this allowed us to provide quality work in a timely manner. Educational place to work.
Pros
Quality tools
Cons
purchasing of parts took long
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4.0
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Great work environment
IT/Telecom Administration Team College Aide (Current Employee) –  55 water streetNovember 29, 2018
Great workinging experience. The people are personable and knowledgeable. The management is helpful and attentive. The human resources Department is also quick pace as well.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Too far from my house
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3.0
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poor
Traffic Device Maintainer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 28, 2018
this job was ok, but was not ok on certain days, forcrd to work in bad weather with improper equipment, supervisors not helpful, information to work sitrs out of date
Pros
dood
Cons
bad
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4.0
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Incredibly flexible hours and work/life balance with few opportunities for advancement.
Assistant Civil Engineer (Current Employee) –  Long Island City, NYOctober 26, 2018
NYC DOT is an excellent foot in the door for transportation engineering and design. The work/life balance is fantastic, however there are very few opportunities for advancement as an engineer. If you are willing to change the focus of your career a bit, you can learn new skills and move up in the structure. The career track for an engineer here is very limited but it is a very comfortable place to work overall.
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5.0
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Awesome Job
Highway repairer (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYOctober 26, 2018
Great job and benefits, it's a job you can work and have retire and provide for yourself and your family. When you're hired you work 9 months out of the year for 5 years the other three months you're laid off and get unemployment benefits and if your job performance was excellent for that year you will be called back the next year and after 5 years you become permanent and no more lay offs. Then after 8 years you get your top pay$$
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4.0
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Very Productive and Fun Place to Work
Energy Analyst / Industrial Hygienist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 11, 2018
Great place to work when you have more autonomy, freedom to lead and make the final decision. Some times it's hard to focus with the various distractions in cubicle world, but did enjoy my time there before Super storm Sandy.
Pros
Great learning experience
Cons
Wish there were more offices to work within to focus
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Productive and fun place to work but got dull after 2 years
College Aide (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2018
Overall, it was a good opportunity. I worked with some very smart people on some interesting projects (drawbridges). I got to do a lot of site visits and learn from the more experienced employees. However, the job got pretty repetitive and dull and there was a sort of threshold on how much you can learn and grow as a young engineer.
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Good luck
Communications Operations Specialist-Temp Job (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYAugust 21, 2018
Employees gossip are rude and ghetto, also doesn't respect females! Low pay for experienced workers.
People sleep at desks on shift then yell when your out to lunch and don't answer calls sad.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Horrible management
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4.0
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Fun place, kinda relax. Depends on your Unit
Application Developer Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 25, 2018
Very understanding of interns and care about interns. It really does depends about the Unit you working on. Business casual attire. Good place to make connections.
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4.0
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MAnagement must pay Attention to the Smart Human Resources who are unrecognized
Fiscal Officer (Current Employee) –  Long Island City, NYJune 2, 2018
After Utilizing my observation and Hands on Skills at my work Location, I observed inventory reporting deformities that needed process improvement. After Issuing my professional opinion on the current state of unit's reporting procedures, the Unit Supervisor informed me to keep things basically as they are.
The current procedures relies mostly on Manual reporting Which consequently consume time makes reporting susceptible to errors and makes the Unit less efficient in its overall Performance rating.

Great environment. Friendly People.
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great Environment. Friendly People
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3.0
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good place to work
Electrican (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 23, 2018
good place to wor a typical day might entail geting a job in morning that you would have to trouble shoot find probrlem and repair
friendly management hardest part of job was pulling cables through manholes
best part of day was going home
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5.0
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Rewarding place to work.
Public Records Aide - Litigation Services (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 2, 2018
While I worked at New York City Department Of Transportation I learned a variety of new skills that I used at my next position.My co/workers were friendly and supportive. The Attorneys were helpful when I needed guidance on cases.
Pros
Learning experience.
Cons
Busy.
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3.0
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Slow placed
Investigator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 26, 2018
This is a good position for the individual who prefers the office environment over the field. It is a slow paced, easy going environment with decent working hours.
Pros
Slow paced and easy going
Cons
Slow paced and management
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5.0
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pressure, and demanding job with unlimited dead lines and target to meet
Director of Capital Projects & Reduced Speed Zones (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2018
work was demanding with pressure to meet certain target weekly and monthly. I learned how to function well under pressure.
work place culture started as a family atmosphere then it turned as a cutthroat work environment.
hardest part of the job was dealing with the flood of report every week. the enjoyable part of the job was the feeling that you offer something to help and protect the public safety..
Pros
providing and strengthing public safety
Cons
dealig with the enormious flow of request for report
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5.0
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all aspect of the job is terrifc but the enormus dead lines that never ends
Deputy Director, Intersection Control Unit (ICU) (Current Employee) –  3402 queens Blvd, LIC, NY 11101March 12, 2018
the job is demanding but enjoyable especially when your reach the intended goad of your work.
I work to analyze and approve Traffic Signal and All way Stops per the federal code.
a typical work start early in the morning and ending late in the evening.
the managements are helpful, encouraging and supportive. the work environment is cooperative and geared toward production.
the long hours is the hardest part of the job.
I had a tremendous experience technical and managerial.
Pros
pension, 401K, medical
Cons
health care
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it's a good company to work with so many projects
Assistant Highway Transportation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Long Island City, NYFebruary 22, 2018
you will learn so many new technologies software
the workplace is very enjoyable
it is very good for people who want to learn if they work for DOT
managers are very nice
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